Pastimes

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Pastimes

Pastimes are a musical duo based on the South coast. They comprise of bass and lead guitar and both members sing. 
 
They are the duo that think they are a five-piece band, and they create the full sound of a band by incorporating state-of-the-art amplification to ensure that the warm lows and crystal-clear highs are all reproduced to a professional standard. With many, many years of experience behind them, they know only too well that getting the sound, volume and lighting just right for the venue, is a very important part of having a good night! 
 
So why pay more for a five-piece band? 
 
Genre 
They play a broad selection of popular music from the 60's and 70's and many more. If required, during breaks, they will also provide recorded music through our sound system. 
 
About Pastimes Duo  
 
Dennis 
Dennis is the lead guitarist and main vocalist in Pastimes. He has supported many musicians and bands in the past including the Searchers, The Tremelos and many, many more. He has a true love of many genres of music including country and disco.  
 
Dennis has over 35 years of experience of performing and arranging music which is put to good use in Pastimes where his performance as a lead vocalist and guitarist are truly outstanding! 
 
Phil 
Originally born in South Shields in the North East of England, Phil spent many years playing in many of the social clubs and theatres around Newcastle, Durham and Teeside where he served his "apprenticeship" by regularly playing two or three nights a week in professional bands. 
 
He comes from a family of musicians - his brother was a bass player and his father was an alto saxophonist and played in dance bands in the 40's and 50's. He mainly plays bass guitar in Pastimes but also plays electro accoustic guitar if the song requires it. 

Mike Barns
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Mark Betteridge
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